New dad, Dale Brightly took part in the London Marathon on Sunday in aid of Little Havens Hospice. Dale, a Team Leader at Athona Recruitment triumphantly crossed the finish line after just over 4 and a half hours and has so far raised £2,200 for the Essex based children’s hospice.

Dale, 28, managed to stay focused on his training for the marathon despite becoming a dad for the first time when his son, Robin was born at the beginning of March.

Athona Recruitment has set themselves a mammoth target of raising £10,000 for Little Havens within 12 months. The evening before the marathon, Athona held a Great Gatsby Charity Ball at Woolston Manor Golf & Country Club in Chigwell, Essex raising £4,000 from the evening.

Athona has so far held a quiz, cycled for 24 hours on an exercise bike in their boardroom and in July, a Recruitment Consultant at Athona will take part in the London to Paris cycle challenge.

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